Policies and Business Models for Open Science
- Sy Holsinger (EGI.EU)
Open data is the new paradigm that proclaims that certain data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or any other mechanisms of control. This is especially important in publicly funded research where taxpayers have already paid for the results, therefore should be open for reuse. The European Commission has established its own strategy for ensuring the increased openness and availability of scientific data produced via EU funded projects. This does not mean a reduction of business opportunities, in fact, there are new areas of potential business around open data such as applications that can be built on top around data mining and analysis. This session aims to raise the awareness of the opportunities from open science, discuss how EGI can help implementing the policy and understand how user communities can benefit from opening up their research outputs.